Mail News Service
Jamshedpur:� Police and para-military forces�have launched search operation at the forest areas of Kuchai and Kharsawan to flush out naxals who were involved in the blast in which a total of 11 personnel were injured, eight of them belonging to the CoBRA’s 209 battalion, two from the Jharkhand Jaguar and one jawan from the district police.
During the search operation, the security personnel recovered two IED bombs near Raisidari-Reddinga forest areas. The bombs have been defused.
On May 20 too, three police personnel were injured, one of them seriously as CPI-Maoist rebels triggered series of IED blasts near a dam construction site under Kharsawan police station area in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district.
The police and para-military forces started an exercise of area domination by carrying out long-range patrolling of the dense forest in Saranda. The operation involves troops and officials of central reserve police force (CRPF), anti naxal Cobra force, Jharkhand Jaguar and Jharkhand police.
Seraikela-Kharsawan SP Chandan Sinha said that the police have also intensified the efforts for strengthening security arrangements especially on the routes used by Maoists to enter the naxal infested areas.
The CPI-Maoist was formed in Saranda in 2004 by merging the then peoples war group (PWG) and Maoist Commst Center (MCC). Hundreds of people including a large number of security personnel have lost their lives in several landmine blasts triggered by ultras in the area in last one decade.
Sources informed that there are intelligence inputs that CPI (Maoist) may indulge in demonstrative acts of violence by targeting security forces and economic infrastructure such as trains, buses, railway stations, bus stations and other places where people are likely to gather in significant numbers.
� Every effort will be made to maintain law and order and to ensure security of the people. This time all security forces have also been alerted to remain vigilant, particularly against IEDs and landmines,” said another official.